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CV Surgery RN -PRN

Company: Mercy Medical Center-DSM
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview: MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) - along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states. Responsibilities *GENERAL SUMMARY:*
Provides professional nursing care for hospitalized patients and patients seen in a clinic setting following Iowa Heart Center and Mercy established standards and practices. *ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* * Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements, educates and evaluates care of assigned patients.
* Completes assessment and collects data for initial consult or history and physical. Initiates standing orders. Presents patient to surgeon. Dictates H & P or consult as requested by surgeon.
* Observes and documents daily patient assessments.
* Retrieves & documents lab and test results and notifies physician of abnormal results.
* Evaluates and triages individual patients and physician/patient calls.
* Gives verbal and written orders according to standing orders or established protocols.
* Triages phone calls for physicians. Responds to questions according to standing orders, established protocols or direct physician input. Refers to appropriate resources. Documents accordingly.
* Documents charges and turns in to Billing Department daily. Obtains waivers for medical necessity as defined by practice policy.
* Communicates appropriate follow up information to referring physicians.
* Completes medical records according to established hospital protocol.
* Provides patient teaching and facilitates communication between physician, client, and other hospital personnel
* Provides medication teaching and assures patient has appropriate prescriptions.
* Coordinates discharge planning.
* Serves as liaison between hospital staff, physicians, and patients.
* Discusses research protocols with Research Department nurse as appropriate.
* Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional certifications.
* Participates in quality improvement plan.
* Provides nursing care to patient during follow-up office visits.
* Assists physician with procedures in the office or hospital.
* Assesses wounds and provides care as needed under the physician's direction. Qualifications *MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:* * Possession of a current license as a registered nurse issued by the *State of Iowa* or compact state.
* Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
* Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).
* Three years of RN nursing experience required. Two years of critical care experience or clinical cardiac equivalent experience required.
* Level I Cardiac Arrhythmia class completion within 6 months
* Level II 12 Lead EKG class completion within 1 year CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center-DSM, West Des Moines , CV Surgery RN -PRN, Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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